How To Overcome Pain & Leverage Stress — According To Science
Benjamin P. Hardy

I don’t think the connection between our minds and pain is always so simple and straightforward. As a runner, I used to believe the pain was mostly a mental issue and I became very good at not feeling it. I was so sure it was a mental issue that I kept going and going. Until I couldn’t. I had a femoral head stress fracture. Two surgeries later and I have not run since last April. I’m hoping to get the okay from my doctor soon to start training again, but now I have so much fear and I’m not sure I can overcome it. I’m not sure I even want to, because my fear might prevent me from re-injuring myself. How does one know the difference between pain due to injury and pain emanating from the mind?

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